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    The Minnesota Twins (66-61) host the Boston Red Sox (62-67) at 7:40 PM ET on Tuesday in a matchup featuring two of the league’s most consistent batters. Luis Arraez has a batting average of .320 (fourth in the majors) for the favored Twins (-132), while Xander Bogaerts is ninth in MLB play batting .305 this season for the underdog Red Sox (+112). Minnesota’s Chris Archer gets the start against Boston’s Kutter Crawford.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Twins vs. Red Sox

    • Game Day: Tuesday, August 30, 2022
    • Game Time: 7:40 PM ET
    • Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • Stadium: Target Field
    Twins vs Red Sox Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Twins -132 8.5

    Twins Stats & Trends

    Twins Batting

    • The Twins are 10th in MLB action with 149 home runs. They average 1.2 per game.
    • The Twins have the 11th-ranked batting average in the majors (.249).
    • The Twins rank eighth in baseball with a .319 on-base percentage.
    • The Twins strike out 8.2 times per game to rank 11th in baseball.
    • The Twins average 1.1 homers per home game this season (76 total at home).
    • The Twins have a .408 slugging percentage and are averaging 2.9 extra-base hits per game at home.
    • The club is batting .250 with 556 hits (8.3 per game) at home this season.

    Twins Key Batters

    • Arraez has an OPS of .814, fueled by an OBP of .387 to go with a slugging percentage of .427. All three of those stats lead Minnesota hitters this season.
    • Among all qualified batters in MLB, Arraez is fourth in batting average, sixth in on-base percentage, and 66th in slugging.
    • Arraez hopes to build on a two-game hitting streak in this matchup. In his last five games he is hitting .222 with a double, three walks and an RBI.
    • Jorge Polanco is hitting .235 with 16 doubles, 16 home runs and 64 walks.
    • Polanco ranks 116th in batting average, 42nd in on-base percentage and 87th in slugging in MLB.
    • Carlos Correa leads Minnesota in total hits (107) this season, and 32 of those have gone for extra bases.
    • Gio Urshela has been key for Minnesota with 100 hits, an OBP of .314 plus a slugging percentage of .429.
    • Urshela has hit safely in three straight games. In his last five games he is batting .313 with two doubles, four walks and four RBI.

    Red Sox Stats & Trends

    Red Sox Batting

    • The Red Sox have hit 122 homers this season, which ranks 20th in the league.
    • The Red Sox’s .257 batting average is among the best in baseball, ranking sixth in MLB.
    • The Red Sox have the 12th-ranked on-base percentage in MLB this season (.316).
    • The Red Sox rank 16th with an average of 8.5 strikeouts per game.
    • In 64 games on the road this season, they’ve hit 51 homers, an average of 0.8 per contest.
    • In 64 road games this season, they’re slugging .381 with 193 hits going for extra bases.
    • They are averaging 8.6 base hits per game and batting .248 on the road this season.

    Red Sox Key Batters

    • Rafael Devers has racked up 130 hits, a team-best for the Red Sox.
    • Including all qualified hitters, Devers ranks 21st in batting average, while his on-base percentage is 38th and he is eighth in slugging.
    • Bogaerts has a .373 OBP while slugging .448. Both lead his team.
    • Including all qualifying hitters, Bogaerts’ batting average places him ninth, his on-base percentage is 12th, and he is 49th in slugging.
    • Alex Verdugo is hitting .282 with 33 doubles, a triple, seven home runs and 30 walks.
    • Tommy Pham is hitting .251 with 19 doubles, a triple, 15 home runs and 46 walks.

    Twins vs. Red Sox Probable Pitchers

    Archer Crawford
    22 GS 11
    2-7 W-L 3-5
    4.34 ERA 5.30
    91.1 IP 73.0
    43 BB 25
    78 SO 72

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